Among the many records broken in a three-game sweep over Boston College were the ACC records for home runs in a game (8) and most total bases in a game (45).
For head coach Shawn Rychcik and his staff, this weekend's return to Boston College is a homecoming to their Beantown roots. The Pack (27-18-1 overall, 10-7 ACC) plays at Boston College in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday and a single game on Sunday beginning at noon.
Versatile junior Chelsea Tate gives an insider's view into the 2013 NC State Softball season.
Freshman Hanna Sommer's solo homer gives NC State the lead and sophomore pitcher Emily Weiman picks up her fourth win in three days for the Wolfpack, which improved to 4-1 on the season.
Versatile junior Chelsea Tate gives an insider's view to the opening of the 2013 NC State Softball season.
Katie Grimes, a former assistant coach at Boston University and standout catcher at Hawaii, is in her first season as hitting coach for the Wolfpack softball program.
Grimes spent two seasons with first-year Wolfpack coach Shawn Rychcik at Boston University, one as a volunteer assistant and the second as a fulltime coach. While in Boston, Grimes worked with the team's pitchers, outfielders and hitters; served as the first base coach; and handled recruiting, scouting and summer camps.
She handles similar duties with the Wolfpack.
A native of Tampa, Grimes played collegiate softball at Hawaii from 2007-10 and was a four-year starter at catcher. Grimes helped lead Hawaii to a pair of Western Athletics Conference titles, two NCAA regional championships (2007, '10) and the school's first-ever berth in the College World Series (2010).
She was named the WAC Freshman of the Year in 2007 and to the WAC All-Tournament team in 2010. As a senior, she had a career-high .282 batting average, with five doubles, 11 home runs, 41 RBIs and a .497 slugging percentage.
Grimes earned WAC All-Academic honors in each of her four seasons. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in psychology in 2010 and added a master's of education degree in counseling, sport psychology, from Boston University in 2012.